New Smyrna hits 19
September 06 2008 | Jim's Blog,
As I sat there on a 9'8" Bing Pintail Lightweight nabbing waist high peelers and watching a glorious late summer sunset, my mind turned to sharks. The recent attack by a white took place a stones throw from where I was. But the odds were in my favor so I wasn't too worried.
If I was in New Smyrna the odds would have been different. They just had their nineteenth shark attack this year. Yep. 19 hits this year. Wow.
When I was in New Smyrna a year or so ago I sat there on the beach and looked at the water. I asked a local "what's all that splashing?" and the answer was "those are sharks." I then said something to the effect of "ahhh... that's happening right next to the lineup" and then I was schooled on the local currents, sand flow, cloudy waters and ongoing numerous shark attacks.
I have one wish for the crew in New Smyrna.
May you never see 20 (attacks that is).